Researcher in Clinical Psychology, Health Care Science

Uppsala University
Uppsala (Län) (SE)
March 06 2019
UFV-PA 2019/597
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Researcher in Clinical Psychology, Health Care Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The present researcher position is within the research group Clinical Psychology in Healthcare, hosting U-CARE an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research program (, at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health. The U-CARE group specializes in the development, piloting, and evaluation of Mental Health interventions for people with somatic disease, and their significant others, e.g. e-Health interventions. U-CARE has several international collaborations and our broad competence within research methodology was acknowledged in the latest evaluation of research conducted at Uppsala University.

Duties/Project Description: The person we are looking for will work on two projects. One project is focused on the test and evaluation of an internet-administered, guided, self-help intervention for parents of children treated for cancer. The second project is focused on the development, feasibility, and evaluation of a guided self-help intervention for depression in people with dementia living in the community. Both projects utilize mixed-methods and therefore we are ideally looking for a researcher with both qualitative and quantitative research experience.

The successful applicant will support the principal investigators to coordinate the work within the two projects, with the primary objective of the position being to support the principal investigators ensure projects are delivered to time and budget. The role will include the supervision of project coordinators and research assistants, development of study protocols, managing ethical approval processes, monitoring recruitment and retention, liaising with project members and external collaborators, writing for publication, and contributing to the process of securing research funds. The role will also include analyzing and reporting qualitative and quantitative data.

Requirements: To be eligible for the position, you need to have completed a PhD in Psychology, Health Care Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, or a related field. You must have the PhD before the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability such as flexibility, ability to prioritize, good teamwork, and quality awareness. You will also have experience of supervision of others and very strong organizational and administrative skills.

Meriting skills:

  • A successful track record in the design and delivery of clinically relevant research
  • Specialist knowledge in feasibility and pilot studies, participatory action research, patient and public involvement in research, randomized controlled trials
  • Experience of working with mental health populations
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills
  • A publication track record
  • Ability to work collaboratively and supervise the work of others
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively within small project teams


Your application should be written in English and contain:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of your degree certificates
  • Your PhD thesis
  • A letter of motivation (maximum two pages)
  • Your complete publication list, including URL/DOI to respective papers
  • Contact information for a minimum of two references

Uppsala University values the qualities that an even distribution of gender and diversity brings with it. Therefore, applicants of all sexes, birth countries, functionalities, and life experiences, are welcome to apply.

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2019-05-08 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for one year with a possibility for prolongation.

Working hours: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact either the research group leader and principal investigator, Professor Louise von Essen (, +46-070-425 07 14) or principal investigator Dr Joanne Woodford (, +46-018-471 65 73).

Please submit your application by 1 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/597.

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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Women's and Children's Health

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben 

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/597

Last application date: 2019-04-01